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Close your eyes
The little girl slowly opened her eyes.
"Wake up, my child."
The little girl opened her eyes fully. She can see the blue of the sky, as it blends softly with the sun.
She is lying down, motionless.
She begins to try and stand. It's hard for her, since it feels like there is almost no solid ground.
It's almost like...she's floating. In the air.
And we are right. She is floating in the air. Can you see the clouds around her? They are quite beautiful.
She looks around, wondering nervously where she is. Where am I? Why do I feel so warm? It feels like I can fly.
"Do not worry, my child. You are safe here." a v
FallingI woke up in total darkness. Realizing that I was awake, my eyes blinked frantically as they tried (and failed) to adjust to the complete darkness. It took me a moment to remember where I was and why I was in the dark. It all came back to me in bits and pieces.
Leaving with no one to say goodbye to.
Agreeing to participate in the tests.
Being put into cryogenic storage.
The white walls of the facility.
The automated voice directing me.
The fear as I started to realize what was really going on.
I closed my eyes - not that it made any difference - and thought about how I had gotten into this mess. I had had no idea wha